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Speaker: Henry Sobanet

Henry Sobanet

2009

Henry Sobanet is a Denver native. He graduated from Regis High School in 1988. After Regis, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and then completed a master’s degree in the same subject at the University of Colorado at Denver. He was employed as an economist for five years at the Colorado Legislative Council, the nonpartisan research office for the state legislature.

Henry Sobanet began working at the Office of State Planning Budgeting in 1999 as Deputy Director. In September 2004, Governor Bill Owens appointed him to be Director of the office. In 2005, Henry was the lead negotiator and researcher for the Governor’s Office in reaching a compromise with the legislature on the State’s budget shortfall. This effort resulted in Referendum C, which was adopted by the voters in November 2005. In 2006, Henry helped develop and negotiate an innovative plan to address the State’s $11.3 billion pension shortfall.

Henry is currently the President of Colorado Strategies, LLC a private consulting firm specializing in economics, Colorado budget issues, legislative affairs, and strategic management.
Henry has served on a number of boards and commissions, including the Commission on Information Management and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. At the present time, Henry represents Denver on the Colorado Transportation Commission and is a member of the Second Judicial District Nominating Commission.

Henry is married and enjoys golf, guitar, reading, and travel.

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